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Concrete Lifting in Pleasanton, CA

Are you struggling with an uneven walkway, driveway, garage floor, or some other type of concrete slab in Pleasanton? Let us help.

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Sunken Concrete is Both a Safety Hazard and a Liability

That sunken concrete slab isn’t only unattractive, it’s also a trip hazard. If someone falls and gets injured, you could find yourself facing a lawsuit. So, make sure you don’t put this repair on the back burner.

We are able to lift sunken or settled concrete slabs in Pleasanton, CA including, but not limited to…

Benefits Of Concrete Lifting Via Polyurethane Foam Injection

he benefits of concrete lifting – also known as slabjacking or polyurethane foam injection – are many, including:

  • Polyurethane foam won’t add more weight to the soil. Concrete slabs often sink because the soil they’re sitting on is unable to support them. Another common method of lifting and leveling concrete called “mudjacking” uses a cement slurry to lift the slab. Because cement is heavy this adds even more weight to the soil. If the soil was having trouble supporting the concrete before, adding more weight to it isn’t going to help. Polyurethane foam, on the other hand, is ultra lightweight and able to lift up the slab without adding additional weight to the soil.
  • It’s a cost-effective solution. Concrete lifting via polyurethane foam injection doesn’t cost as much as pouring a brand new slab.
  • It’s a fast repair. Polyurethane foam injection usually only takes a few hours to complete, tops. You can also use the slab immediately after the repair is complete.
  • It doesn’t harm the environment. Polyurethane foam is an environmentally-friendly solution that won’t leach harmful chemicals into the soil.
  • Even concrete just looks good! Sunken, uneven concrete is an eyesore.

What Causes Concrete Slabs To Sink Or Become Uneven?

Concrete slabs sink and become uneven for a variety of reasons including…

Drainage problems. If the soil under and around the slab contains an excess amount of water, if can wash away the soil and leave behind voids that the slab will then sink into.

Weak soil. Some soils aren’t able to support the weight of a heavy concrete slab.

Expansive soil. Expansive soils are those that swell as they soak up water and shrink when they dry out. Over time this swelling-shrinking cycle – that’s usually seasonal – can cause uneven slabs.

Invasive tree roots. You’ve probably seen this many times in your life. Tree roots push against a slab and cause sections of it to become uneven.

What are the Different Ways to Lift a Concrete Slab?

The two “old school” methods of lifting and leveling a concrete slab were mudjacking and digging up the old slab and pouring a new one. They weren’t the best solutions though, as you will see. Today, polyurethane foam injection is the method of choice for repairing a sunken slab.

Mudjacking

Mudjacking is a procedure where small holes are drilled into the slab, and then a slurry of soil, water, and cement is injected under the slab in order to lift it back up. The problem with mudjacking is the weight of the slurry. It’s heavy because it contains cement. If the soil was already struggling to support the slab, adding even more weight to it won’t help. It will only make things worse.

Concrete Replacement

Another traditional method for repairing a sunken slab is to simply dig it up and pour a new one. This is a time-consuming fix though. It takes time for newly poured cement to dry and cure (harden). This means there’s going to be some downtime while you’re waiting to use the new slab. Also, if the soil wasn’t able to support the old slab, it won’t do any better with the new one.

Polyurethane Foam Injection

Polyurethane foam injection (also known as ‘’slabjacking’’) uses a super lightweight foam that rapidly expands as soon as it’s injected under the slab. This lifts the slab back into position. It’s a fast repair that can usually be completed in a few hours and when it’s done, you can immediately start using the slab again.

Concrete Lifting Services in Pleasanton, CA

We’ve been repairing foundations and concrete slabs in Pleasanton, CA since 2005. Our mission is to make sure lifting your concrete slab is a stress-free event that provides a cost-effective, permanent fix.

For a free concrete lifting inspection and repair estimate, fill out the contact form at the top of the page

Our Process

Schedule Free Inspection

One of our contact center representatives will reach out to you to determine your problem and set the best time for one of our certified field inspectors to visit your home.

Consult with Our Certified Inspector

Our certified field inspector will visit your home to observe the problems in your home and inspect other areas of your home that may have been impacted.

Installation of Customized Solutions

Our professional production crew installs patented, American-made solutions in each home with care and strives to leave the area better than we found it.

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Free Foundation Repair Inspection and Estimate in Pleasanton, CA

We’re Bay Area Underpinning and we’ve been repairing unlevel concrete slabs in Pleasanton for the past 15 years (since 2005). If you have a sunken, unlevel slab, we can make it beautiful again, and most sunken slab repairs take no more than a few hours, tops.

Are you short on time? Scroll down and check out our customer reviews!

What Our Customers Are Saying

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Lance and his team were here this morning for screw Jack adjustment they did an excellent job. Thank youTodd for arranging this excellent…

Lance and his team were here this morning for screw Jack adjustment they did an excellent job. Thank youTodd for arranging this excellent service!

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I had a great experience with Bay Area Underpinning. They fixed my foundation, which was a substantial job, in a matter days, and did all…

I had a great experience with Bay Area Underpinning. They fixed my foundation, which was a substantial job, in a matter days, and did all of the engineering and permitting at a very fair price. I cannot say enough good things about Tyler, Angelo, and Louise, who did all the hard work. They were on time each day, very diligent, and patiently answered all of my questions. Then, when the job was finished, they cleaned the work area and left it in a better condition than they found it. That was awesome, and tells you what you need to know about these guys and the company. I couldn't be happier.

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Bay Area Underpinning is OUTSTANDING!! Cody, Andrew, Francisco, David and their underpinning and concrete teams did exceptional work…

Bay Area Underpinning is OUTSTANDING!! Cody, Andrew, Francisco, David and their underpinning and concrete teams did exceptional work installing underpinnings to stabilize our house, then replacing the concrete patio that had to be removed to do the stabilization. Everyone on the teams were efficient, courteous, highly skilled, and thorough. I cannot recommend Bay Area Underpinning highly enough- through each step of the process, from the initial assessment and work quote, to the work and follow-up itself, the staff and crews of Bay Area Underpinning ensured that I was informed, reassured, and we’ll take care of. They were thoughtful about doing their work efficiently and cleaning up after the work was completed. I cannot recommend them highly enough!

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Juan Gomez came to our home to determine what needed to be done to fix our foundation issues. He was professional, thorough, and clearly…

Juan Gomez came to our home to determine what needed to be done to fix our foundation issues. He was professional, thorough, and clearly explained his findings and answered all of our questions. We were pleased and satisfied with his service.

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I’m here to endorse their services whole heartedly. There is no better feeling than getting your solid footing back once again. Robert…

I’m here to endorse their services whole heartedly. There is no better feeling than getting your solid footing back once again. Robert Busch and his crew were wonderful in every way to get the job done right and on time. Whoever have him as your Forman for your project should consider yourself very lucky. This is my third project with Bay Area Underpinning, I have to give the owner, Steve, a big thumbs up as well. He runs a honest business and achieved both best quality and best value. Please call them with confidence.

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